The list of materials for each lesson depends on what you plan to teach, how you’ll teach it, and how you’ll measure lesson objectives.
Because of this, many teachers compile their list of lesson materials in tandem with their lesson procedure!
4. Lesson Procedure
Your lesson procedure is an in-depth explanation of how the lesson will progress in the classroom.
The lesson procedure is essentially step-by-step instructions that walk you through everything from the time students enter the classroom until the bell rings at the end of the period.
It’s smart to be very detailed in this portion of your lesson plan. After all, there will be cases when another teacher or substitute needs to fill in for you!
When writing your lesson procedure, you need to choose the type of activities that will help students meet the lesson objectives.
To do that, you can answer a list of questions, including:
How will you introduce the topic?
What’s the best way to teach this information to your students?
How can you incorporate problem solving and critical thinking?
What real-life scenarios relate to this topic?
Does this topic lend itself to group work?
It’s also a great idea to find out how other teachers address the topics in the classroom. You can do this by talking to coworkers, joining an online community, or searching for lesson ideas on educational blogs.
After writing out a rough draft of your lesson procedure, many teachers outline it according to a specific teaching strategy.